When guests walk out of Salon Ji, they always feel different from when they entered, whether they’re reveling in newfound confidence due to a fresh hairstyle or an aura of relaxation after a soothing massage. In addition to cuts and color, stylists sweep hair into elegant updos, add extensions, or decorate locks with trendy feathers, which can help clients establish a good rapport with neighborhood sparrows. Nail specialists treat hands and feet to mani-pedis using regular or long-lasting Shellac polish, which remains chip-free for up to two weeks. The staff further pampers guests with facials and body waxing.
Pendant lights cast a soft glow over Salon Ji’s sleek purple-gray walls, which contrast with a collection of vibrant paintings. Waiting guests can cozy up in modern black armchairs and browse the web with complimentary WiFi while sipping coffee.
Despite its scrappy name, Jagged Edge Salon's interior is bright and polished, with sleek hardwood floors and electric-blue walls. From the bowl to the chair, stylists wash and style hair with top-shelf products from Matrix and Redken, thickening locks with moisturizing conditioners or illuminating them with all-over highlights. In private rooms that line one wall of the salon, clients can grab their favorite teddy bear and lie down in tanning booths of varying levels.
Drawing upon her clinical background at a skin-treatment facility, Kenlee’s Skin Shop’s eponymous owner tends to wearied dermises with services that include facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and waxing. Before embarking on facial or body treatments, Kenlee reads freckle horoscopes during a custom skin analysis that accounts for dryness and distinguishes dirt from penciled-on mustaches. Rather than trust other beauty purveyors for cosmetics that complement her many skin treatments, Kenlee stocks her studio’s shelves with her own mad-scientist creations. KSS Mineral Makeup boasts nine signature shades and three universal powders to help create a smooth, even complexion free of acne blemishes and glued-on clown noses.
The number one hair enemy is chewing gum. Number two is aesthetician Anna Mansaw, a graduate of The Marinello Schools of Beauty, who effortlessly banishes unflattering fuzz from your body and face. Her skills with an eyeliner pencil are equally impressive. All it takes is time, patience, and a little inspiration and Anna can create a discrete eyelid fade or go all out with a bold leopard-print design.
Face it by Nora is run by Nora Huner, an aesthetician who believes that inner and outer beauty are one in the same. She strives to relax her clients while treating their skin, resulting in glowing complexions and raised spirits. Her treatments often begin with a consultation to determine which facial is best for her clients. There's the deep-cleansing facial, a 60-minute purge of toxins, which includes a medley of vitamin C and activated coconut charcoal. The ageless and firming facial is also on the menu of services. It uses a Flaxx-C firming mask to tighten skin that's sagging from age or wearing its pants too low. Nora's menu also includes a number of other facials as well as chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxes.
Pamela Deines is a professional skincare technician who promotes youthful, healthy skin with her dynamic array of anti-aging treatments. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Pamela deep-cleans pores with an custom facial using Rosa Graf products. Both male and female clients may also solicit Pam for a Brazilian wax, or can opt for a swift facial wax or private makeup consultation.